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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2/4
The Dictator (2012)
2
2.5/4
By dropping a classic "Brits abroad" story into modern, urban India, "Marigold" brings chaotic energy to what would otherwise be merely cozy and predictable.
Posted May 10, 2012
3
2/4
Dark Shadows (2012)
4
3.5/4
5
2/4
6
2.5/4
7
3/4
8
2/4
9
3/4
10
2.5/4
11
2.5/4
Even though Jim and his fellow horny high schoolers have aged into their 30s, they're still good for some raunchy adventures in "American Reunion."
Posted Apr 5, 2012
12
2/4
13
1/4
14
3/4
15
3.5/4
It's a remarkably honest and funny movie that takes full advantage of these stars' distinctive personas.
Posted Mar 15, 2012
16
2/4
17
2.5/4
John Carter (2012)
18
3/4
Pariah (2011)
Wayans, best known for acting in comedies with her siblings, is a revelation as a woman whose faith offers both hope and blind judgment.
Posted Mar 8, 2012
19
4/4
A Separation (2011)
"A Separation" deals with some very murky issues, but it does so with astonishing clarity.
Posted Mar 1, 2012
20
2.5/4
"The Lorax" captures the look and intent of Dr. Seuss' 1971 children's book. But it never quite duplicates the underlying magic.
Posted Mar 1, 2012
21
2.5/4
Act of Valor (2012)
[Its] commitment to authenticity is impressive, but it ends up highlighting the film's greatest weakness - a cliché-riddled script with a plot that may have been generated by someone throwing darts at a world map.
Posted Feb 23, 2012
22
2.5/4
Wanderlust (2012)
23
1.5/4
24
3/4
In its own way this charming Japanese import is as visually lush as its Western competitors, but a refreshingly leisurely pace and simple structure set it apart.
Posted Feb 16, 2012
25
2.5/4
Although lacking in the previous version's creaky charm, the new 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' is an agreeable, family-friendly adventure that benefits from an appealing cast.
Posted Feb 9, 2012
26
3/4
Safe House (2012)
Despite all the hand-to-hand fighting and gunplay, these men seem grounded in reality. They are not immune to injury or fear or dopey decisions.
Posted Feb 9, 2012
27
1.5/4
Watkins is forced to rely on sinister cutaways and jump scares punctuated by orchestral blasts. Without the contribution of post-production sound effects, this film might play like a stuffy period drama.
Posted Feb 2, 2012
28
2/4
Albert Nobbs (2012)
There is potential in this story to explore the way gender, sexual orientation and social class confined people in the Victorian era, but Close is so obviously female, it's distracting right from the start.
Posted Jan 26, 2012
29
3/4
The Grey (2012)
Although "The Grey" occasionally succumbs to heavy-handed narration, with its musings about God and the natural world, it delivers in the visceral realm.
Posted Jan 26, 2012
30
1.5/4
Haywire (2012)
31
2.5/4
Some will find this 9/11-themed family drama powerful and imaginative; others, cloying and infuriating. The reality lies somewhere in the middle.
Posted Jan 19, 2012
32
3.5/4
33
2/4
It's not exactly a sympathetic portrayal... or a very interesting one.
Posted Jan 12, 2012
34
3.5/4
Carnage (2011)
35
2.5/4
Contraband (2012)
36
2.5/4
37
3/4
38
2.5/4
39
3/4
The Artist (2011)
This is not some clinical dissection of bygone cinematic techniques; it's a lively, appealing effort that mostly rises above mere novelty.
Posted Dec 22, 2011
40
3/4
War Horse (2011)
41
3/4
42
3/4
43
2.5/4
The seemingly convoluted story line does manage to eventually bind together, with a wry commentary on the military-industrial complex to boot.
Posted Dec 15, 2011
44
3.5/4
Bird shows he can handle exotic locales and action sequences of James Bond-like proportions.
Posted Dec 15, 2011
45
1.5/4
46
2.5/4
"Everyday Sunshine" presents a raw lesson in how artistry and success often make incompatible partners.
Posted Dec 1, 2011
47
3.5/4
Melancholia (2011)
48
3.5/4
49
3/4
"Arthur Christmas" is sometimes a bit hectic in its execution, but overall it's a fine addition to the pantheon of wacky cinematic speculation about how Santa gets the job done.
Posted Nov 23, 2011
50
3/4
The Muppets (2011)
This new musical comedy is pretty close to being the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational effort to hit screens this year.
Posted Nov 22, 2011